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Five of the best… Croydon parks to walk your dog

Posted on February 23rd, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 1 Comment

In the first of her new series, ‘five of the best’, Bernadette Fallon offers her pick of Croydon’s parks

We’re very fortunate in Croydon to have so many parks and green spaces – 127 to be precise, so get your walking shoes on and grab the dog. If you haven’t got one, borrow the neighbour’s, because if there is one thing better than getting outside to enjoy … Read More »

Ruskin Square Croydon, public art and a Festival of Toil

Posted on February 9th, by Andrew Dickinson in Culture. No Comments

Andrew Dickinson attended a dinner to discuss public art in Ruskin Square Croydon. It really wasn’t hard work

“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it” (John Ruskin).

I was recently a guest at the Festival of Toil dinner at Amp House, East Croydon. The dinner was hosted by MUF architects who … Read More »

TURF Projects: art innovation in the community

Posted on December 2nd, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

Bernadette Fallon meets artist and TURF founder Alice Cretney to talk art and golfing in Croydon

Crazy golf outside East Croydon station, outdoor films in the skate park at Wandle Park, billboard posters around the town… just some of the artistic endeavours delivered by TURF Projects, who organise artist-run exhibitions and events in Croydon. It’s art, Jim, but not as we know it.

Well, … Read More »

Roy Hodgson: The former Croydon teacher who led two footballing nations to a World Cup

Posted on July 16th, by Matt Woosnam in Sport. No Comments

Roy Hodgson has spent many years learning his trade in the footballing world, but it was in Croydon where his successes began with a failure. Matt Woosnam looks at his Croydon roots and rise to England manager

66 years ago, a legend was born. Roy Hodgson, manager of England’s football team, was born and grew up in Croydon, but despite many successes, he has been … Read More »